A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

I just reviewed A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy.

“I believe it is fair to say that both Eastern philosophy and Western philosophy¬†begin with an experience of being lost or alienated in life. To philosophize, not just think, is a healing activity. It’s a way of getting acquainted and challenged. According to Wittgenstein’s¬†Philosophical Investigations, “A philosophical problem has the form: ‘I don’t know my way about.” Perhaps this feeling of being lost is why philosophy including Buddhism begins with a dialogue. It’s like asking a good friend for directions, a way of befriending the wise.”

Read the entire review here.

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